Tanzania has grown rapidly in recent years but there are concerns about the quality and longevity of this growth. Unless there is an upgrading of productivity in the agricultural sector and a move towards industrialization and productive services, growth may not be sustained. This risks future job generation and poverty reduction.
In February 2015, the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) and REPOA convened a high-level workshop to explore the challenges and potential solutions for economic transformation in Tanzania. The event brought together nearly 200 participants, comprising local and international economic and research experts; national policy-makers, including members of parliament; civil society; and media representatives, to discuss the role of agriculture, the financial sector, and manufacturing in the country. Professor Benno Ndulu, Governor of the Central Bank of Tanzania gave the keynote speech.
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